Create a Half Drop Repeat Pattern in Photoshop using Smart Objects

Mel Armstrong, Illustrator, Pattern Addict & Teacher

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10 Lessons (37m)
    • 1. 1 : Hello!

      0:53
    • 2. 2 : Your project

      0:27
    • 3. 3 : Setting up your document

      2:09
    • 4. 4 : Creating a pattern tile

      2:18
    • 5. 5 : Using Smart Objects

      10:03
    • 6. 6 : Extracting the repeat

      4:21
    • 7. 7 : Applying your Repeat to a Product Mockup

      5:09
    • 8. 8 : Uploading your Design to Spoonflower

      8:33
    • 9. 9 : Final Thoughts

      0:54
    • 10. Bonus Video: Offset crop fix

      2:18
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Project Description

Your project for this class is to create a seamless half-drop repeat in Adobe Photoshop.

Use icons/motifs that you’ve created to create your repeat using the techniques that I’ve shown you. Apply your repeat to a mockup. 

You can use the mockup I’ve supplied, buy one to use, or you you can create your own.  

Deliverables (Please share your completed patterns and mockups by uploading them in the Projects section):

  • your completed pattern tile
  • your pattern applied to a product mockup - use the supplied mockup or one of your own
  • a link to your Spoonflower design (optional) I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Happy Pattern Making!!

Melx

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Mockup (Photoshop PSD)

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